|Owner(s)||Danielle Carney, Jim Carney, Susan Weeden|
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James Carney moved to Oregon in the early 1980s to study at the University of Oregon and soon became enamored with Oregon Pinot Noir. Nearly 20 years later he partnered with one of his friends and fellow wine lover Susan Weeden to start Carden Cellars.
The winemaker for Carden Cellars is renowned Tony Rynders, formerly the winemaker at Domaine Serene.
The winery's Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is sold on the website.
2012 Carden Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
14.2% alc., 745 cases, $48. Aged 17 months in French oak barrels, 60% new. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. The nose offers very ripe dark fruited aromas with hints of violet and soy sauce. More engaging on the palate, with mid weight plus flavors of blackberry, boysenberry, black currant and spice. A bold wine with hefty sap and ripeness reflective of the vintage. Highly fruit-driven with deft oak management. Score: 89. Reviewed April 2, 2016 ARTICLE »